@Milk said in Arks League:
Maybe you’re being placed in a league with more competitive players than I am?
That kind of goes without saying. Anyone who tries to win is going to beat anyone who doesn't by default. My research says league brackets are only decided by the time you join a league and your highest-level class' level range. If you don't have any class close to the level cap maybe lower-level leagues aren't as competitive?
It's pretty funny to see you guys talking about 800-1250 kills in an hour. My group would have competed with 2nd place in Spawhawk's league (I have no idea how 5528 is possible btw) in little over half that time. With an hour we'd have exceeded 1600 kills! As a reminder I've still yet to win a supernatural league and have finished outside top 3 in all but one of them. Speaking of which...
When we started this time, everyone definitely showed no kills or ranks. We hit up a Free Match ASAP and it started quickly. But in the tent of the second one we had 249 kills and another group of three people had 491. They got about two Free Matches' worth of kills in the time it took to do one Free Match. After that they matched pace with us for about 20 minutes, staying 250 kills ahead, until the league ended.
Possibilities for what happened here are pretty limited. I can think of a few:
They started on Bewitched Woods VH and likely got a PSE Burst for around 10 minutes to outpace Free Matches. Once it ended they switched to Free Match to keep that lead safe.
At the start they played the mid-league UQ once instead of a Free Match, and that has some league-related mechanics my research hasn't discovered. For instance, does the UQ have twice as many supernaturals, or straight up give double kills?
They only played Free Matches too but did something exploity like repeat Defense phases multiple times to get twice as many kills from the first one for a safely-preservable headstart.
They didn't actually start at the same time as us at all, but started 10 minutes earlier and got an extra Free Match in. This would mean that the UI of ARKS League itself hides the kill counts of other players for a couple minutes after you join a league to give the illusion of a fairer competition than you're really getting. If so this would have a bigger impact (proportionally) the later you start.
Anything else I admittedly might have missed (as I had Free Match's lack of falspawn).